Monthly Archives: March 2020

Analysing poetry

In pairs/groups you’ll be analysing some poems from Songs of Ourselves! Include: – themes and tones -literary devices, explanation, analysis and impact (why the writer uses them -your opinion on the poem -any connection with any other poem, story, song … Continue reading

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Music in Literature

Get in pairs to work with songs Choose a song that you like and prepare a presentation that includes: -short biography of the band/singer -analysis of the song (theme/tone/literary devices) -explanation of the title -your opinion on the song (why … Continue reading

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How to write an essay

What Is a Literary Essay? A literary analysis essay is an academic assignment that examines and evaluates a work of literature or a given aspect of a specific literary piece. It tells about the big idea or theme of a … Continue reading

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Virtual period #3

As we are reading “There Will Come Soft Rains”, I want you to focus on the poem inside the story. Listen to the poem There Will Come Soft Rains Sara Teasdale – 1884-1933 (War Time) There will come soft rains and … Continue reading

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All My Sons (irony from page 5 to 11)

As a literary device, irony is a contrast or incongruity between expectations for a situation and what is reality. This can be a difference between the surface meaning of something that is said and the underlying meaning. It can also be a difference between what might be … Continue reading

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Task#2 virtual period

This time, your activity will consist of reading a story “There Will Come Soft Rains” by Ray Bradbury Before reading It is a sci-fi story The Characteristics of Science Fiction • Science fiction is often based on scientific principles and … Continue reading

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All My Sons: Act I

Task 1: Based on Arthur Miller’s description of the scene at the very beginning of Act I (pp. 4-6), write whether these statements are true (T) or false (F). Discuss with a partner the information in the text that helps … Continue reading

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All My Sons: activities before reading the play

TASK 1 Before reading the play, let’s have a look at the life of the writer Read the following pages and take notes of 10 important facts about the writer. Then, write a post in your blog with the 10 … Continue reading

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Google classroom for our virtual classes (until March 31)

Google classroom will be the platform for us to share work and submit activities and tasks but we’ll also use the blog (as usual), drive (doc and presentations) and other tools you are familiar with (I’ll let you know later). … Continue reading

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Sonnet 19 by Shakespeare

There are 154 sonnets. Sonnets 18-25 are seen as a group because they focus on the poet’s affection for his friend. Listen to the sonnet SONNET 19 PARAPHRASE Devouring Time, blunt thou the lion’s paws, Devouring Time, you make the lion’s … Continue reading

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All My Sons: Act I

Task 1: Based on Arthur Miller’s description of the scene at the very beginning of Act I (pp. 4-6), write whether these statements are true (T) or false (F). Discuss with a partner the information in the text that helps … Continue reading

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